Paul Mühsam Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains a broad range of Mühsam family documents, mostly from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, there are several photographs of Paul Mühsam's ancestors, and an entire folder which attests to Paul's father Marcus's military service, including certificates of recognition for his service during the Franco-Prussian war, correspondence from the front, and information on veteran's organizations. Other materials include a genealogical album dating to the nineteenth century and a photocopy of a permit to build a synagogue in Tecklenburg in 1770. Folder 1 contains a signed autobiographical sketch by Paul Mühsam.
- Wallach, Joseph (Person)
- Mühsam, Paul, 1876-1960 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German with some Hebrew.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Paul Mühsam was born in Brandenburg an der Havel in 1876. Marcus Mühsam was his father, and his mother was a member of the Wallach family. He was a lawyer and notary public in Görlitz between 1905 and 1935 when he emigrated to Palestine. Mühsam was the author of numerous poems, short stories, essays and plays; in particular his theological and philosophical writings won him praise from notables such as Stefan Zweig. He died in Jerusalem in 1960. For a signed autobiographical sketch, see folder 1.
0.25 Linear Feet (6 folders.)
This collection contains a broad range of Mühsam family documents, genealogical materials, and photographs, mostly from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A portrait photograph has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
A photocopy of the poetry album Gedichte von meinem lieben Tage, der lieben Mama gewidmet by Joseph Wallach has been removed. The original is located at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach .
Paul Mühsam 's memoir Ich bin ein Mensch gewesen , (Jerusalem, 1935-1956) call number MM 57 has been cataloged and digitized separately.
- Berlin (Germany)
- Black-and-white photographs
- Draft -- Germany
- Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
- Genealogical tables
- Gorzów (Poland)
- Legal documents
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Mühsam family
- Mühsam, Marcus (Louis Marcus), 1844-
- Mühsam, Paul, 1876-1960
- Prussia (Kingdom). Armee. Commando troops
- Wallach family
- Guide to the Paul Mühsam Family Collection, 1770-1980 AR 719
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- December 07, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States